Articles tagged “low-cost carriers”

Air Berlin’s Collapse Gives Lufthansa a Chance to Expand Its Low-Cost Airline

Air Berlin’s Collapse Gives Lufthansa a Chance to Expand Its Low-Cost Airline

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Lufthansa seems to be the obvious suitor for at least some of Air Berlin's business. Picking up some of the slots from its former rival would give it a chance to really grow its low-cost Eurowings unit, which could lead to the introduction of more routes to North America.

2 days ago

Travelers Love Spunky Norwegian Air. But What About Investors?

Travelers Love Spunky Norwegian Air. But What About Investors?

Brian Sumers, Skift

Norwegian wins lots of awards, and they're well-deserved. But investors aren't sure the carrier will produce major profits any time soon. The problem? It may be growing too quickly.

2 weeks ago

Spirit Airlines Has Trouble Ahead as Airfares Decline and Competition Increases

Spirit Airlines Has Trouble Ahead as Airfares Decline and Competition Increases

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Spirit Airlines is hurting after a mixed quarter, and the outlook isn't good for the rest of 2017. The company's leadership, however, remains undeterred from its current strategy.

3 weeks ago

Ryanair Cares Less About Fares Than You Might Think

Ryanair Cares Less About Fares Than You Might Think

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Fares look like they are coming down in Europe and Ryanair, thanks to its low-cost base and multiple revenue streams, is in a better position than most to weather the storm.

4 weeks ago

Frontier Is Said to Be Delaying IPO as U.S. Airline Competition Intensifies

Frontier Is Said to Be Delaying IPO as U.S. Airline Competition Intensifies

Bloomberg, Alex Barinka and Mary Schlangenstein

As we said earlier in the week, Frontier and United likely will have a nice battle for customers in Denver — and that's good for airline passengers seeking cheap fares. Keep an eye on this one.

1 month ago

Here’s Why the Next Great U.S. Airfare Battle Will Take Place in Denver

Here’s Why the Next Great U.S. Airfare Battle Will Take Place in Denver

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's not clear whether United or Frontier will win this battle in Denver. But what is nearly certain is that passengers will be the beneficiaries. They'll likely find cheaper fares.

1 month ago

Lufthansa Enjoying the Benefits of Low-Cost Growth

Lufthansa Enjoying the Benefits of Low-Cost Growth

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

It's a good time to be running a European airline at the moment but as everyone in the industry knows it rarely lasts for long.

1 month ago

Interview: Viva Aerobus CEO on Why Half-Standing Seats Still Intrigue Him

Interview: Viva Aerobus CEO on Why Half-Standing Seats Still Intrigue Him

Brian Sumers, Skift

With good management, this ultra low-cost airline strategy is profitable just about everywhere. The key? Airlines like Viva Aerobus must be fanatical about costs, and they must provide the cheapest fares, all the time. They also should treat their customers fairly.

1 month ago

AirAsia X CEO Takes to Twitter to Call Off Plans to Fly to Europe and California

AirAsia X CEO Takes to Twitter to Call Off Plans to Fly to Europe and California

Brian Sumers, Skift

This is probably a good business decision. Economy class fares from Asia to the United States and Europe are already low, because there's so much competition. The market probably doesn't need another entrant — at least for now. And who knows? Air Asia X might change its strategy at some point.

2 months ago

The Low-Cost, Long-Haul Carrier Revolution In 3 Charts

The Low-Cost, Long-Haul Carrier Revolution In 3 Charts

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The low-cost, long-haul revolution is only just starting to take off. Will full-service carriers be able to adapt to this new reality or are we about to see a total realignment?

2 months ago

Clever Ways Basic Economy Fares Force Flyers To Pay Extra

Clever Ways Basic Economy Fares Force Flyers To Pay Extra

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Airlines are using cheap basic economy fares, and more expensive traditional economy fares, to drive revenue. And the worse the basic economy experience becomes, the more likely flyers are to choose more expensive fares.

2 months ago

You Can Now Fly Long-Haul With Ryanair, Sort of

You Can Now Fly Long-Haul With Ryanair, Sort of

Thomas Gualtieri and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Ryanair is hoping to beat the online agents at their own game by making its website a one-stop-shop for all things travel. Offering a small number of flights with other carriers is a start but it will need to have more of everything if it ever wants to take even the smallest chunk out of Expedia and Booking.com.

3 months ago